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Palm Coast Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 1 week ago

Deputies search house, seize evidence in connection with fatal 2019 shooting at gas station

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Deon O’Neal Jenkins was shot and killed Oct. 12 at the Circle K at 1500 Palm Coast Parkway.
by: Guest Writer

By: Brittany Kershaw
Public Affairs Manager, Flagler County Sheriff's Office

On Friday, Jan. 10, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office Major Case Unit, Domestic Homeland Security Unit, Tactical Unit, and Crime Scene Investigators executed a search warrant at 49 Berkshire Lane regarding the murder of Deon O’Neal Jenkins.

“I’ll say this, the walls are closing in. If you have any information about this case, now is the time to come forward."

 

— RICK STALY, Flagler County sheriff

Jenkins was murdered in the early morning hours of Oct. 12, 2019 at the Circle K convenience store located at 1500 Palm Coast Parkway. Another person was injured in the shooting.

During the course of the investigation, the Major Case Unit was able to identify multiple co-conspirators who are believed to have played a role in the killing of Jenkins.

A connection between the occupants of this residence and the murder was discovered, which led to the execution of the search warrant. Multiple items of evidence were recovered and removed from the residence.

“Our detectives have been on top of this case from day one,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “I’ll say this, the walls are closing in. If you have any information about this case, now is the time to come forward. Multiple persons of interest have been identified, and it’s time for them to decide whether they want to be a witness or a defendant.” 

FCSO has partnered with the Florida Sheriff’s Association and CrimeStoppers of NE Florida to provide a reward of up to $10,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the killer and any accomplices. Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-277-TIPS (8477) and will remain completely anonymous.

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